My Reefer 625xxl upgrade

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I did some cable management with the adaptive reef controller board it worked pretty well for me I like it :)

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The versa’s are on now I’m using 1 to dose zeostart3 1ml a day the versa seems like it’s handling it, I’m dosing ALK by hand right now. Keeping it at 7dkh and I don’t know if I’m going to dose 2 part or go with a calcium reactor (start up cost is killing me!)

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my hardy acros are doing great monti cap, branching monti, green slimer and a oregon tort :) i added a strawberry short cake frag And it bleached so I’m going to wait a little longer for more frags and concentrate on getting the equipment right;)may be more fish.
 
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Ok guys I’m upgrading my SCA120 to a Reefer 625xxl (not a big upgrade) this will be my 3rd tank upgrade and I’m hoping to get it half way right this time my SCA tank is not bad but There are just something I know I can do a lot better, Not only will this be a upgrade but I will be moving all my livestock over to the new tank which is 45min-1hr way (wish me luck), new house so I thought an upgrade was appropriate, tank will be here Friday.
tank move plans
setup new tank with fresh dry sand add 20-30lb of cured live rock, do the zeovit 14 day cycle, move stuff over to New tank, I hope it goes this smoothly

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Reefer 625xxl
Lights 1 radion xr30 pro G4 with RMS mount
2 radion xr15 pro G4 with RMS mounts
i hope this is enough light for an SPS tank
Flow 4 MP40QD eventually
Return pump Various-6 DC return pump
Filtration SKIMZ ZAR-157 zeovit reactor (I’m doing zeovit 14 day cycle)
Skimmer ASM G2 for simplicity, my dream skimmer Mini Bubble King 200 Skimmer
Dosing versa dosing pumps for 2 part or a calcium reactor :)
Controller Apex controller/GHL profilux 4 hmmm
My pile of stuff

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Super nice.
 
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Nice tank. I'd love your feedback after the coralline booster runs it course. I did it, got encrusted coralline EVERYWHERE. Then after a month or two it started melting away, and replaced with a cyano bloom. Not sure if it's related, but nothing changed in the tank.
 
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Nice tank. I'd love your feedback after the coralline booster runs it course. I did it, got encrusted coralline EVERYWHERE. Then after a month or two it started melting away, and replaced with a cyano bloom. Not sure if it's related, but nothing changed in the tank.
I will try to keep you posted on if it stays or goes away after a couple of months
 
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Tank update, everything seems to be doing well. I’m still doing zeovit here are some pics of the corals. I’ve only had 1 and 1/2 deaths the 1/2 is there because one frag is still hanging in. If anyone is interested this is what I’m doing as far as dosing

Zeolites: 1,2l (360 L/h flow Skimz ZAR-157) replaced every 8 weeks
Activated Carbon: 0,5L replaced every 4 weeks
Zeobak: 5 drops 2x week Tuesday & Saturday
Zeostart: 1,0ml/daily (divided into 2 doses 6am and 6pm) dosing pump
Sponge Power: 5 drops daily
Amino Acid High Concentrate: 5 drops 3x week/ Monday, Wednesday,& Friday
Xtra Special: 1.5ml/daily dosing pump
Coral Vitalizer: 5 drops 3x week /Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
B-Balance: 3ml/Thursday
Flatworm Stop: 3ml/after water change/ Sunday
Coral Booster: 3ml/after water change/ Sunday
10 Gallon water change once a week Sunday
It seems like a lot but it’s really not that bad

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The tank is still doing well, I’m still adding frags I just added these. all my other frags are doing well I will post some before and after pics later
JF home wrecker
PC rainbow
JF solar flare

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My new skimmer just got here reef octopus elite 200 an upgrade from the ASM G2. when I say upgrade I mean upgrade, the G2 was loud spitting out salt creep everywhere it didn’t seem like it was skimming well at all. The reef octopus is so quiet and it looks like it skimz right out of the box. The wise old tail you get what you pay for is kinda true hahaha

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